Crossword clues for basics
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
basics \basics\ n. pl.
a statement of fundamental facts or principles.
Syn: ABC, ABC's, ABCs, rudiments.
principles from which other truths can be derived; as, let's get down to basics.
Syn: fundamentals, fundamental principle, basic principle, bedrock.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"rudiments or fundamentals of anything," by 1934, from basic. Also see -ics. Phrase back-to-basics was in use by 1975.
n. (plural of basic English)
In this episode, the Federation starship Voyager, alone in the Delta Quadrant, is lured into a trap which leads to the ship being commandeered by the hostile Kazon who forcibly remove the ship's crew to an inhospitable planet.
Basics may refer to:
- The Basics, a band
- Basics (album), an album by pianist Paul Bley
- BASICS, a network of office supply dealers in Canada.
- Basics (Voyager episode), an episode of the television series Star Trek: Voyager
- British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS)
Basics is a solo album by pianist Paul Bley recorded in 2000 and released on the Justin Time label.
Usage examples of "basics".
It had a sluggish ceiling fan and a long, long backbar filled with the basics: beer, whiskey, rum, vodka, and gin.
Sheldon told the chief about knives and forks and spoons, about cups, about chairs, pockets in trousers and coats, clocks and watches, the theory of medicine, the basics of astronomy, and the quaint Earthian custom of hanging paintings on a wall.
Everyone knows some of the basics of environmental systems: they have to, in case of disaster.
It might just be that such a long exposure to Istrian life was proving too rich for his palate, for the Master had never bothered to teach him the use of spices or those combinations of herbs with which the southerners flavored their food when he had taught him the basics of the culinary arts.
How could anyone work as a marketer of products without understanding the very basics of the product?
Tucker ran a rural general store, replacement office and a small, three-tier autofactory turning out a variety of goods such as furniture, clothing and unflavored food basics.
Each one of us was given ten blokes, and it would be our responsibility to take them from the basics and build them up.
Minogue deduced that Gallagher was restive at having to explain basics to crime ordinary detectives.
Tonight the White Flag Group is hosting a Commitment from the Advanced Basics Group of Concord, a suburb of Boston.
On this coming Friday night, a small horde of White Flag-gers will drive out to Concord to put on a reciprocal Commitment for the Advanced Basics Group.
The next Advanced Basics guy summoned by their gleamingly bald western-wear chairman to speak is dreadfully, transparently unfunny: painfully new but pretending to be at ease, to be an old hand, desperate to amuse and impress them.
But then in equally paradoxical contrast have a look at the next Advanced Basics speaker this tall baggy sack of a man, also painfully new, but this poor bastard here completely and openly nerve-racked, wobbling his way up to the front, his face shiny with sweat and his talk full of blank cunctations and disassociated leaps as the guy speaks with terrible abashed chagrin about trying to hang on to his job Out There as his A.
She was whole and strong and she knew how to provide the basics to live, and thanks to the magic she wished for no more than those basics.
Church makes sure you get all the basics, but deep down I never was able to swallow it whole.
The feuding forces of Joaz Banbeck and Ervis Carcolo battle each other for abstract advantage even as the Basics attack them both for the purpose of enslaving the last free men in the universe.